Feel Like A Stranger, Brown Eyed Women, Spoonful, Lazy River Road, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Picasso Moon Iko Iko, Way To Go Home, Playin' In The Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> The Last Time-> The Days Between-> Throwing Stones-> One More Saturday Night, E: Liberty
June 27, 2021 Subject:
This was probably the best sounding show that I went to. I started in 92 and saw about 25 shows until Jerry gave it up in 95. Either this, or the run in Chicago during the same summer. 93 was the Dead’s Indian Summer. After that, they’d have their moments but never play really well again. 92 had some rough spots too!
Anyway, it was a great show. I remember the Spoonful especially. The set list was typical for that tour, with the band insisting on the newer stuff- which looking back, sounds really good. Lazy River Road is actually great.
As we returned to our campground, after the show, we discovered that the cops had set up a roadblock and were searching all the deadheads cars. I told them I was a libertarian and no way would I grant permission to have my car searched- they waved us through….lol.
Well….those were the days. Bruce played in this show and I think he tempered Vince. It was in 94 and 95 that Vince really cranked up the carnival music.
Listening to this it makes you wonder what wall they ran into in 94. And by they, I mean Jerry. I know some of you reflexively shouted, “dope!” Yeah, well Jerry was an addict since the late 70’s. He played some of his best years as an addict. No. It was more. He couldn’t even play his guitar at the shows in Denver and Highgate 95. I wonder if it was diabetic neuropathy. Or a stroke. It’s haunting looking at the difference in the way he looks from summer 93 and 95. I mean, it’s crazy.
I loved Summer 93. I kept telling everyone how great they sounded and now I know I was right!
April 4, 2010 Subject:
Al and Tipper
Al and Tipper were in a skybox and Don Henley was walking around the field. Good Show.
November 10, 2007 Subject:
What aboot Stranger? Check it oot! "Extended Dance Version!" Kudos to the first person who can identify the speaker of that quote... show and venue!!
September 18, 2007 Subject:
what a memory
this had to be one of my best shows ever, i flew up from Florida to Newark and badk down to DC...JUST made it in time due to delays but to hear Terrapin holy....i actually felt my soul on fire. thanks for the memories Jerry
April 11, 2006 Subject:
Playin' into Terrapin- wow!
I was down on the field for this show and the thirty some minutes of music during Playing in the Band into Terrapin Station has stuck with me to this day. I remember thinking to myself, "did I eat something without knowing it?". And then I scanned the crowd around me and realized it wasn't just me, the band was indeed playing some mind melting tunes. I would love to have this on video, but maybe the memories in my mind are better to be left with.
March 10, 2006 Subject:
5 stars for Playin>Terrapin>Jam
There weren't many 5 star shows after 1977 (74?), IMHO, but through Space this was ready to go down as one. The first set smoked, especially Stranger and Bird Song. A very long and hot Aiko opened the second set. Even the Long Way that followed was on, though I can hardly stand that song. The meat of the show was definitely Playin>Terrapin, about 35 minutes of intense music made even more incredible by the visuals on the huge screens above the stage. Playin had some jamming that sounded almost bitonal, an epic by post-74 standards. The jam after Terrapin was a highlight as well - good thing they didn't just go into drums, because the post-Drums segment really brought the show down. I'm a bit biased, because due to circumstances I won't go into, I was exhausted by that time, and really felt it when they started into (I Wish It Were) The Last Time. Not to mention being pissed at not getting the Other One they teased the night before (and then played I Need a Geritol instead). So I didn't give Days nearly enough credit - a beautiful, sad song.
October 15, 2005 Subject:
Playing > Terrapin
This is intense, folks. One of the hottest pairings of these two songs in the latter years, if not ever. 30 mins. Very nice Days, too. This blew away the other RFK show from that year, imo
May 17, 2005 Subject:
My favorite ever (that I attended)
This was my second GD show ever, and remained my favorite through the end. Incredible Stranger opener, hot BEW, Playin>Terrapin>Drums is just totally amazing...Great Lazy River Road. Jerry ripped on WTGH, which I actually think is a pretty good song.
I had only really just started getting aquainted with their songs and was in the midst of a serious love affair with Terrapin...so it couldn't have been a better show for me at the time. I highly recommend downloading this one...proves that they could still throw down serious shit towards the end. I was stone cold sober at most of my pre-95 GD shows, and they just totally transported my mind with some killer music. This was the show that sealed the deal for me...Enjoy!
Oh, and it was a beautiful sunny day that day...don't recall it raining a single drop...though I do remeber some second set opening showers at the '94 and '95 RFK shows...with setlist to match...
May 10, 2005 Subject:
i never thought i wouldn't like bruce hornsby's contribution to the Dead, but that squeezebox at the end of the first set made me want to turn off the stereo and go back to studying for my contracts exam.
Great show otherwise, and I would LOVE to hear Garcia playing Walking on the Moon with Sting.
March 9, 2005 Subject:
Strong opener lots of energy. Birdsong was played well. Solid second set but inferior to the previous night.
July 31, 2004 Subject:
having been there
this was a great show, the only show dead show that i ever went to sober. The terrapin was so intense it gave me a flashback/anxiety attack. Thank u to whoever posted this show.
July 24, 2004 Subject:
I was thanks to the night before, but this was a better show. Stranger>BEW was a nice opener. I remember Jerry playing Walking on the Moon with Sting. That was pretty cool. Birdsong was my highlight.
July 23, 2004 Subject:
If I recall correctly, this was the rainy day, which mind you did not put a damper the experience. Every time I have been to RRK they have always done something special. Please enjoy!!! In addition, I am in the process of downloading this show, I am not grading this on the quality of this recording, and I am grading it on personal experience.
June 30, 2004 Subject:
RFK STADIUM!! 6-26-93 my first of 9 shows. Bobby's voice is scratchy in this show because he was about to have surgery to remove polips from his throat. The terrapin is superb. bruce hornsby is a piano guest for the entire show. birdsong is beautiful.
Nothing was ever better than the RFK parking lot with the drum circles under the bridge. what memories!!
June 14, 2004 Subject:
Very upbeat rockin show. Definitely worth a listen!